North San Diego County has quickly developed into a hotspot for growth and economic change. In this weeklong feature, The Daily Transcript will focus on real estate, technology and other business sectors that impact the North County region.
In North County, redevelopment policies and styles are as varied as the communities undergoing the changes.
Frank Mercardante, CEO of Southwest Community Bank (Nasdaq: SWCB), is one of those lucky men to have seen an idea germinate into reality. Back in 1995 a piece of consulting work analyzing the fall in deposits at San Diego banking institutions -- published in The Daily Transcript -- sowed the seeds for SWCB.
Pelican Properties has been selected as the preferred developer of the city of Vista's downtown mixed-use project.
California Center for the Arts, Escondido (CCAE) is a dynamic cultural arts center designed to promote cultural tourism and economic development. The multi-disciplined organization combines the performing and visual arts with a state-of-the-art conference center, as well as award-winning educational programs.
Two of the county's major hospitals are set to place bond measures totaling $843 million on the June ballot and will need a two-thirds majority to get their plans funded.
Gen-Probe (Nasdaq: GPRO, News) has a lofty ambition: To become the world leader in molecular diagnostics for human disease. So how are they doing?
Poway has gone a long way from becoming a sleepy suburb outside the San Diego metropolis. In its 25th year as a city, Poway has taken its fate into its own hands and built a peripheral town into a business center and residential community.
Moonlight Stage Productions announces an exciting 2006 summer season of musicals for all ages at its outdoor facility, the Moonlight Amphitheatre, in Brengle Terrace Park.
Have you noticed all the activity and changes taking place on East Valley Parkway? The former vacant Coco's Restaurant is now a bright and lively International House of Pancakes that opened in February in the Trafalgar Square shopping center east of Ash Street. The Jack in the Box restaurant east of IHOP just reopened with an updated façade and spruced up parking lot area.
Felicita Palms, an enclave of 10 detached homes set on half-acre sites in Escondido, reports that its opening is in progress.
H.G. Fenton Co. is bringing its expertise as a developer of well thought-out campus environments to Carlsbad, with its redevelopment of the former Carlsbad Raceway site into a 1.5-million-square-foot office and industrial park that will provide up to 5,000 new jobs through phased development over several years.
In February 2006, Poway's Agency Board approved a Disposition and Development Agreement (DDA) between the Redevelopment Agency and Ocean Park Hotels, signifying an economic milestone and the achievement of a long-standing council goal to provide a hotel within the Poway Business Park.
Although California's first vineyards were planted near Mission San Diego de Alcala, San Diego wines have not set the wine world afire -- until Orfila Vineyards & Winery started growing Rhone-style grapes that match San Pasqual Valley's unique "terroir."
The city of Poway invites life-science businesses to evaluate the community as a potential site for their next expansion or relocation opportunity. In today's corporate climate, businesses will undoubtedly be offered incentives by agencies across the San Diego region, but there are several reasons why Poway surpasses the rest, including its central location, quality of life and continuum of housing.
Local housing industry experts have long decried the rumor of a housing "bubble" as fallacy, citing various economic factors that defy the projections of silicon-bust alarmists.
The Poway Chamber of Commerce is hosting its 15th annual business expo Thursday, March 23 from 3 to 7 p.m. at the Group W Pavilion, 13970 Stowe Drive in Poway.
What do visitors like most about Laguna Point, a collection of 21 condominium homes steps from the shores of Buena Vista Lagoon in Carlsbad Village?
The Wave Waterpark has teamed up with two other parks to offer a great combination deal with its season pass this year.
"I don't think anything worthwhile gets done without a sense of urgency," said Peter Farrell, CEO of Poway-based ResMed.
Eric Johnson has joined Burnham Real Estate * ONCOR International as managing director of brokerage services where he will be responsible for expanding the company's geographic range and depth of services throughout North San Diego County as well as South Riverside and Orange County.
First National Bank of North County's headquarters used to belong to Lloyds of London and the branch still retains a traditional feel. With biscuits, coffee and armchairs available in the lobby and a president who holds the front door open for customers and posts his direct line phone number on the Web site, the first impression is of accessibility.
Carlsbad's most prominent Victorian mansion and the site of longtime restaurant Neiman's (and previously The Twin Inns since 1919), entered a new chapter with the opening of Ocean House mid-March.
Proponents of the Rancho Bernando Inn's new convention center are looking forward to the opportunities the center will provide to local businesses.
Ocean Heights, a hilltop community of 29 detached homes with sunset, canyon and valley views near the beach in Oceanside, has broken ground for its models as sales progress on the second release.
Escondido is flourishing today because of the forward thinking that began more than two decades ago. Here are some major results of that early planning:
Construction of the new, $34 million Pinnacle Executive Centre is under way in Rancho Bernardo. The five-story, 108,844-square-foot, Class A office building is located at 10920 Via Frontera in San Diego. Corporate neighbors include Sony, Hewlett Packard, Northrop Grumman and BAE Systems. Completion is slated for first quarter 2007.
In San Diego's North County, construction is booming. More than 435,000 square feet of office space is currently under construction, according to CB Richard Ellis's Fourth Quarter MarketView report.
The task of acquiring properties at a young age equipped Stuart Tanz with real estate industry knowledge, but it was his passion to build a business that would ignite his company's drive in the retail sector.
A controversial plan by Laguna Hills-based Stonegate Development and Newland National Partners to place 2,700 residential units on approximately 400 rural North County acres could be approved as early as this year, or torpedoed because of its size.
The San Diego North Economic Development Council will be showcasing two companies in the high-tech industry this month.
Home resale price increases are nearing a stop, but no declines yet, and inventory levels are continuing to climb.
On Saturday, The Flower Fields at Carlsbad Ranch will open its rows of brightly colored flowers to the public for the 13th consecutive year. While throngs of visitors travel great distances to admire the yellow, red, white, pink and orange ranunculi that decorate the terrain east of the Interstate 5 freeway, for many local businesses, the flower fields attract something equally beautiful: approximately $12 million.
Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas announced Thursday it has became the first certified primary stroke center in North County by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO).
A Poway landscape contractor is using a special visa program usually used by professional baseball players, thoroughbred racing trainers and foreign musicians on concert tours in the U.S. in order to bring skilled foreign labor into the country legally.
February prices and activity levels in residential real estate rebounded to resume climbs typical of this time of the year in the prime North San Diego County communities of Fallbrook and Bonsall, Jerry Kalman, of Prudential California Realty, reported Friday.
Alexsandra "Sandy" Rees loves accounting, budgets and crunching numbers. "You're thinking, 'Oh no, this lady's crazy.' I am a little bit," said the self-described "geek."
Electra Bicycle Co., a private Carlsbad-based bicycle company, recently announced it will be moving to a larger facility in Vista to accommodate the company’s rapid growth.